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The team is divided over killing a 14-year-old boy who will grow to be a powerful ally for Savage.


David Geddes


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Arthur Darvill ... Captain Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance / White Canary
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
Ciara Renée ... Kendra Saunders / Edith Boardman / Hawkgirl
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Casper Crump ... Vandal Savage
Falk Hentschel ... Joe Boardman
Jewel Staite ... Dr. Bryce
Cory Gruter-Andrew ... Per Degaton (as Cory Grüter-Andrew)
Matthew Harrison ... Tor Degaton
Joshua Jorssen Joshua Jorssen ... Aldus Boardman - Age 5


Rip tells the team they are headed to the future to the year 2147, to a former section of Europe called the Kasnia Conglomerate, to take out a powerful ally that Savage needs in order to conquer the world. However, when Rip reveals the ally is a 14 year-old boy who will one day grow into an evil dictator, the team is split about the morality of killing a child, even if it does save the world. Meanwhile, Sara talks Snart through a rough patch and Ray learns something that could impact his future with Kendra.

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7 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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On Rip Hunter's shelves in his office are the mask of Katanna (A DC comics female oriental superhero) and a wanted poster from the old west. When you zoom in on the poster it's a picture of Jonah Hex (A DC comics western hero). See more »


References Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) See more »


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Performed by Anders Johan Gregar Lewen
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The Good, The Bad And The Polarizing
13 April 2016 | by veikkohoffmanSee all my reviews

The tenth episode of Legends Of Tomorrow, titled "Progeny", definitely has its ups and downs. My opinion is divided, but ultimately there was more good to it than bad, so my vote is 7. Without giving away any spoilers, here's what I didn't like about the episode:

Most of the episode relied on a moral conflict that was based on very flawed logic. I can't go into detail without giving away the plot, but given the facts of the situation, the characters' choices don't make sense. This sort of thing doesn't usually bother me, especially in a series like this, but in this particular episode the lack of logic is so clear it becomes a bit annoying. The story also completely negates the ending of the previous episode. At the end of episode 9, Rip makes a big deal of not going to the year 2147 before since it's so dangerous. This made me excited, but Rip's warning turns out to be quite wrong, as this journey becomes one of their safest ones. The time period had some threats to it, but nothing that the previous episode made it sound like.

Then for the things I liked. This basically includes everything else in the episode. The scenes with Ray Palmer realizing what his inventions have become were great, and Brandon Routh's acting was the best it has been so far. The flashbacks to Kendra and Carter were also well done, as it provided both depth to Kendra's character and gave closure to Carter. I also enjoyed the scenes between Leonard and Mick, who are both going through well-written character arcs. This episode also had good special effects, which went well with the extremely entertaining action sequence towards the end. Ten episodes into the series, it's still thrilling to watch the heroes using their powers in fighting sequences.

All things considered, this was my least favorite episode of the show so far. It wasn't too bad though, and I'm still definitely looking forward to the rest of the season. I've heard rumors of a certain classic DC character appearing in the next episode, so that's something to look forward to.

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